Opinionator: The Dandelion King
By By ROBERT WRIGHT
Published: April 20, 2010, NY Times
Wild, weedy lawns are greener, but can we consider them prettier, too?
I could not live with a lawn full of weeds but I do not use chemicals on my lawn. Some of the approaches I take are listed via a link at the end.
The site is very detailed and includes instructional videos. A variety of hand tools can be used to do manual weeding to get directly to the root of the problem. A Ball Weeder is a Victorian invention and good for weeds as is an Asparagus Knife.